Saturday, July 15, 2017

WHITE HOUSE Events Will Make for 'Fascinating Movie One Day'


Wanda Carruthers
Saturday, 15 Jul 2017


Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, said the recent controversy over a meeting Donald Trump Jr. held with a Russian lawyer last year was part of a string of events that would make for "a fascinating movie one day," The Hill reported Saturday.

"But none of it violates the law," Sekulow told CNN Friday.

Trump Jr. released a string of emails earlier this week that revealed a meeting with a Russian attorney that took place during the 2016 presidential campaign. A lobbyist with alleged ties to the Russian government was also in attendance, as was then Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and the president's son-in-law Jared Kushner.

The Russian lawyer provided no damning evidence on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, as a publicist had maintained when arranging the meeting, but reportedly talked instead about Russian adoption policy and criticized a 2012 U.S. law, the Magnitsky Act, which Russian President Vladimir Putin despises.

Sekulow stressed the president was not aware of the meeting until recently.  "The president has stated very clearly that he was not aware of the meeting and did not attend the meeting," Sekulow said. "And that has been undisputed. No one has disputed that. So, he was not aware of it, did not attend it."

Critics have called the meeting a "smoking gun" of proof the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election. Sekulow indicated this was just one more in a long list of events that would make a good plot one day for a conspiracy movie.

As for whether there were other emails yet to be uncovered, Sekulow, who does not represent Trump Jr., said, "I've not reviewed any other documents."

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